Space

How to see the ‘super blood wolf moon' eclipse this weekend

If you got a minute Sunday night, look up. A rare total lunar eclipse will turn the full moon into bloody red. On January 20, the eclipse, which NASA is calling the "Super Blood Wolf Moon," will be visible in the entire U.S. The moon will be near its closest approach to earth, making...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:14pm

National Geographic astronaut and photographer Terry Virts talks out of this world experiences and wisdom on life

National Geographic astronaut and photographer Terry Virts has seen Earth in a vastly different way than many others have. Not just with his aerial views from the International Space Station where he's taken over 300,000 photos, but also with his views on life itself. Virts talked to Metro...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 11:37am

How and when to watch the surreal Geminid meteor showers

A Geminid meteor shower is one of the most amazing sky displays of the year — and it’s peaking Thursday night. If you’re in the right place at the right time, you should be able to catch more than 120 shooting stars in an hour, according to NASA. What is a Geminid meteor...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 5:06pm

Many Russians backing 'NASA astronaut sabotaged the ISS' conspiracy theory

Will it turn into a case for the Space Force? Russians are spreading a conspiracy theory that a leak discovered aboard the International Space Station was purposely created by American astronauts. Ars Technica reports that the story has "spread like wildfire" in Russia this week. In...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 7:37pm

City College of New York sent fruit flies into space. Here's why

There are a lot of things floating in space, and among the planets, stars and satellites, within the International Space Station, are some fruit flies from a City College of New York lab. Those fruit flies and their parasites — a type of wasp growing in space with them — may provide...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:01am

Hubble pics of the Lagoon Nebula are the most gorgeous thing you'll see all day

Sometimes you need a reminder that you’re just a tiny speck in the universe — and leave it the Hubble Telescope to dish out your daily serving of humility like nothing else possibly could. It’s obviously best if someone can reel in your extra urges nicely, and that’s exactly...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:04pm

In weird but exciting news, one YouTuber sent garlic bread into space

YouTuber Tom Scott has over 1.1 million subscribers. He’s launched an entire fireworks display at once, explored a European city with no street names and underwent Royal Air Force pilot training to sustain g-force pressures. And in his latest video, Scott decided to eat space garlic...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:08pm

When where will China space station crash - Chinese Tiangong fall?

An abandoned space station made by China, titled Tiangong-1, is expected to crash into Earth's atmosphere in the hours before, during, or after Easter Sunday in the United States. The Aerospace Corporation - based in El Segundo, California - gave a time estimate of 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time...

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 5:01pm

Blood moon 2018: Everything you need to know to see it

If you’re a fan of all things celestial, this month really is the prime time for you thanks to lunar events that bookend this month: a supermoon that ushered in the new year and the blood moon 2018, which will happen at the close of January. Before you go all woo-woo and worry about how...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:50am

Meet 'Oumuamua, the interstellar object some believe is a UFO

'Oumuamua. No, that’s not a typo. It’s the name the first known interstellar object to enter our solar system. The discovery was made on October 19, by the Pan-STARRS1 telescope system based at the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy (IfA). 'Oumuamua, or as it...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 10:18am

Largest planetarium in the US opens in New Jersey

If there’s one scenario in which size matters, it’s when you’re trying to show the entire known universe on one screen. The big-deal opening of the year for science nerds is the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, now open at New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center. Located just 30...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 5:50pm

NASA is hiring someone to help protect the planet from aliens

If you’ve ever seen the movie “Men In Black” and thought you have what it takes to protect the planet from unwanted alien life forms, then NASA has the job for you. NASA is looking to hire a planetary protection officer to keep the planet safe from any potential extraterrestrial...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 3:31pm

Reebok creates new space boot for astronauts

Reebok is expanding its reach to outer space with a new boot being tested by astronauts. The Massachusetts-based footwear company announced its Floatride Space Boot SB-01 this week, a lightweight space boot developed in partnership with another Bay State manufacturing business, David Clark Company...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 1:25pm

Turns out we can't avoid climate change disaster by running to Mars

An iceberg about the size of Delaware is expected to break off Antarctica, the United States is no longer part of the Paris climate agreement and President Trump is all, climate change-shimate change. But no worries, as former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin says, we’re getting our asses to Mars,...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 6:38pm

NASA is going to touch the sun, or so it says

NASA is finally doing it — scientists have launched a first-ever mission to touch the Sun. In its 59-year history, NASA has committed a lot of firsts — it has landed rovers on Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury and Pluto; in 2012 the Voyager I was the first manmade object to ever leave the solar...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:54pm

NASA discovery means there really might be other life out there

Ice plumes shooting into space from Saturn's ocean-bearing moon Enceladus contain hydrogen from hydrothermal vents, an environment that some scientists believe led to the rise of life on Earth, research published on Thursday showed. The discovery makes Enceladus the only place beyond Earth...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 1:54pm

SpaceX to send two tourists around the moon next year

Private launch companySpaceXplans to fly two paying customers on a tourist trip around the moon using a spaceship under development for NASA astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket that has not yet flown, Chief Executive Elon Musk told reporters on Monday.Space Exploration Technologies plans to launch...

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 5:18pm

Mimas: Saturn’s ‘Death Star' moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been taking images of Saturn since 2014, snapped a photograph of Mimas, one of the planet’s 62 visible moons. Its diameter measures 246 miles wide and features a huge crater on the side that looks like a famous weapon to destroy planets that appeared in the film...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 4:03pm

A view from Mars: What Earth looks like from the Red Planet

We have already seen a huge amount of images featuring our planet from different angles. There are thousands of stunning shots made from the moon and the International Space Station thatcan found on the web. But have you ever imagined what Earth looks like from the Red Planet? NASA has managed to...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 5:29pm

Annual meteor shower and final supermoon of 2016 compete for New York’s night sky

The annual December Geminids meteor shower is going to have some competition Tuesday night.The year’s third consecutive — and final — supermoon and the radiant shower are expected to reach their peak at 7:05 eastern time, Space.com reported.However, there is a chance that much of the Geminids...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 9:27pm